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  • Poe Asphalt Paving Inc. Marks 65th AnniversaryPoe Asphalt Paving Inc. Marks 65th Anniversary

    Poe Asphalt Paving has offices in Lewiston and Post Falls, Idaho, as well as in Pullman, Wash. In addition to asphalt plants at those sites, the company has another permanent facility in Grangeville, Idaho, and runs a portable operation.

    Idaho News / 45 min. ago
  • 'Instant racing' ballot measure pushed, but Idaho AG says it's likely unconstitutional - The Spokesman-Review'Instant racing' ballot measure pushed, but Idaho AG says it's likely unconstitutional - The Spokesman-Review

    'Instant racing' ballot measure pushed, but Idaho AG says it's likely unconstitutionalThe Spokesman-ReviewA proposed ballot initiative to legalize “historical horse racing” – slot machine-like betting terminals at which players bet on randomly selected past horse races – has been submitted to the state, but the Idaho Attorney General's office has issued an ...and more »

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  • Data center tax exemption bill is on its way Data center tax exemption bill is on its way 

    In an attempt to attract more data centers to Idaho, the Department of Commerce is taking another stab at passing a bill that exempts such facilities from sales and use tax on information technology equipment. This year’s bill is the same as a bill that stalled in the Idaho Senate. “There are no changes from ...

    Idaho Business Review / 3 h. 5 min. ago
  • Plan to Close Idaho Health Coverage Gap Moves Forward - U.S. News & World ReportPlan to Close Idaho Health Coverage Gap Moves Forward - U.S. News & World Report

    Plan to Close Idaho Health Coverage Gap Moves ForwardU.S. News & World ReportBOISE, Idaho (AP) — State lawmakers are moving forward with a plan to reduce Idaho's health coverage gap. A house committee introduced legislation on Monday that would allow the state to seek two federal waivers to the Affordable Care Act. One waiver ...and more »

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  • Idaho may pay more for kids' health insurance, even if Congress restores key program - Coeur d'Alene PressIdaho may pay more for kids' health insurance, even if Congress restores key program - Coeur d'Alene Press

    Idaho may pay more for kids' health insurance, even if Congress restores key programCoeur d'Alene PressIdaho could be facing much higher costs for the Children's Health Insurance Program, even if Congress reauthorizes it. About 22,000 Idaho children currently receive health insurance coverage through the CHIP program, which serves children whose parents ...and more »

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  • Yoga with cats benefits Idaho shelter - KXLY SpokaneYoga with cats benefits Idaho shelter - KXLY Spokane

    KXLY SpokaneYoga with cats benefits Idaho shelterKXLY SpokanePONDERAY, ID - A new fitness trend is keeping some people in North Idaho fit and flexible while raising awareness and money for an important cause. Panhandle Animal Shelter is hosting their first series of yoga classes with cats. Classes run through ...and more »

    Google News / 4 h. 36 min. ago
  • Library use up, especially among millennials, Idaho state librarian tells lawmakers - The Spokesman-ReviewLibrary use up, especially among millennials, Idaho state librarian tells lawmakers - The Spokesman-Review

    The Spokesman-ReviewLibrary use up, especially among millennials, Idaho state librarian tells lawmakersThe Spokesman-ReviewLibrary use is growing in Idaho and nationally, Idaho State Librarian Ann Joslin told state lawmakers on Tueday, especially among millennials. “For those who think that public libraries are a relic of the past, a recent Pew Research study found that ...and more »

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  • Sinkhole in Idaho garage uncovers secret room - Fox NewsSinkhole in Idaho garage uncovers secret room - Fox News

    Fox NewsSinkhole in Idaho garage uncovers secret roomFox NewsA family in Idaho uncovered a secret room after their garage floor caved in. (Courtesy of EastIdahoNews.com). When Idaho homeowner Brittany Bush and her husband heard a loud noise in the early hours of January 9, they thought someone was trying to ...and more »

    Google News / 6 h. 13 min. ago
  • Too far on non-competitionToo far on non-competition

    The Legislature put the shoe on the wrong foot in 2016 when it passed a bill requiring employees to prove they did not harm their former employer if they violated a noncompetition agreement. The new law presumes irreparable harm to the employer, unless the employee can present proof to the contrary.

    Idaho News / 10 h. 22 min. ago
  • Washington, Idaho officials say saving roadkill makes sense - Great Falls TribuneWashington, Idaho officials say saving roadkill makes sense - Great Falls Tribune

    Great Falls TribuneWashington, Idaho officials say saving roadkill makes senseGreat Falls TribuneSPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Laws in Idaho and Washington that allow people to salvage roadkill have yielded some benefits, according to wildlife officials in both states. Idaho and Washington have passed laws allowing people to salvage roadkill, provided ...and more »

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  • Plan to close Idaho health coverage gap moves forwardPlan to close Idaho health coverage gap moves forward

    State lawmakers are moving forward with a plan to reduce Idaho’s health coverage gap. A house committee introduced legislation on Jan. 16 that would allow the state to seek two federal waivers to the Affordable Care Act. One waiver would allow low-income individuals to qualify for subsidies available to higher-income individuals. The other would expand ...

    Idaho Business Review / 13 h. 39 min. ago more
  • Everything you think you know about millennials is wrong Everything you think you know about millennials is wrong 

    I really don’t know why an article about modular furniture finally pushed me over the edge, but that’s where I find myself, and so I’m here today to tell you that almost everything you’ve ever read about millennials is wrong. In this story I read, the author blithely asserted, with no evidence, that millennials want ...

    Idaho Business Review / 13 h. 41 min. ago
  • Elke Adams named assistant secretary treasurer of NMIDElke Adams named assistant secretary treasurer of NMID

    Elke Adams has been named assistant secretary treasurer of the Nampa and Meridian Irrigation District. In her new duties, Adams will also serve as the assistant secretary of the board. She replaces Suzy Hewlett, who retired in December. Adams has 20 years of service with the district. She started out in the district’s collection department ...

    Idaho Business Review / 14 h. 10 min. ago more
  • Record home prices in December? Welcome to the fastest-growing stateRecord home prices in December? Welcome to the fastest-growing state

    Canyon County set a new median home sales price record in December at $192,780 for all existing and new homes sold, while Ada County fell just $100 short of reaching its record all-time high. The high prices are driven by record low inventory along with a new trend in 2017 of more higher-priced new homes ...

    Idaho Business Review / 14 h. 11 min. ago
  • Steven Cook promoted to senior loan officer at Region IV Development AssociationSteven Cook promoted to senior loan officer at Region IV Development Association

    Steven Cook has been promoted to senior loan officer at Region IV Development Association (RIVDA), responsible for the management of RIVDA’s commercial lending program. Cook has served as a loan officer since 2016. Prior to joining Region IV Development, Cook was a senior credit analyst at Banner Bank and a staff accountant at Holmstead Howe, ...

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  • Photos: Unique office building takes shape in North Portland Photos: Unique office building takes shape in North Portland 

    A mixed-use office building taking shape in North Portland features a unique shape reminiscent of the iconic Flatiron Building in New York City. Flatiron PDX will consist of a ground-floor retail space and open office space on the upper floors. Works Progress Architecture is the designer of the six-story structure, which Abbott Construction is building ...

    Idaho Business Review / 14 h. 11 min. ago more
  • Sally Howie joins Alliance Title & Escrow Corp.Sally Howie joins Alliance Title & Escrow Corp.

    Sally Howie has joined Alliance Title & Escrow Corp. as a senior escrow officer at the Meridian branch. In her new role, Howie will be responsible for escrow closing activities. She has 16 years of escrow experience. Before joining Alliance Title, Howie worked as a senior escrow officer in the Treasure Valley.

    Idaho Business Review / 14 h. 11 min. ago
  • Idaho farm values increase faster in Idaho than in other mountain states Idaho farm values increase faster in Idaho than in other mountain states 

    Farm values increased 4 percent in Idaho in 2017, a substantially higher rate of increase than in surrounding mountain states but lower than in the coastal states, according to a land values summary issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The average value of farm real estate, including structures, was $2,600 per acre, higher than ...

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  • Idaho Gives registration opens - Twin Falls Times-NewsIdaho Gives registration opens - Twin Falls Times-News

    Idaho Gives registration opensTwin Falls Times-NewsA 24-hour event, Idaho Gives takes place on May 3 and is Idaho's primary day of online giving. Nonprofits have until April 15 to register, but those that register by March 15 will be entered to win a $500 cash prize. They'll also have access to free ...

    Google News / 16 h. 33 min. ago
  • Agency heads report turnover, employees leaving for much higher payAgency heads report turnover, employees leaving for much higher pay

    Among agency heads addressing the CEC Committee today that stands for Change in Employee Compensation is Department of Health & Welfare Director Russ Barron, who reported that turnover at the department rose from 12.6 percent in 2016 to 12.9 percent in 2017, and 43 percent of employees who left cited low pay as the reason. When department employees leave, they get an average pay increase of 39 percent at their new job, Barron said; for 17 employees who left in the past year, pay went up 40 percent or more at their new employer.

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  • Raphael Barta named president of Idaho RealtorsRaphael Barta named president of Idaho Realtors

    Raphael Barta, an associate real estate broker for Century 21 Riverstone in Sandpoint, has been named the 2018 president of Idaho Realtors. From 1978 through 2000, Barta served in a senior executive capacity with Canadian firms Intrawest and Trilogy Development Corp. where he was responsible for the development of many retail, residential and resort properties. Barta served ...

    Idaho Business Review / 19 h. 5 min. ago more
  • 4 months, 49 Idaho salons, $34000 in fines for failed inspections - Idaho Statesman4 months, 49 Idaho salons, $34000 in fines for failed inspections - Idaho Statesman

    Idaho Statesman4 months, 49 Idaho salons, $34000 in fines for failed inspectionsIdaho StatesmanA woman walked into a Twin Falls salon one day in early July 2016, hoping for a manicure and shellac. She ended up at her doctor's office, being told she would probably lose all her fingernails. The Idaho Board of Cosmetology fined the salon — Fashion ...

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  • Latest plan to address part of health coverage gap clears its first...Latest plan to address part of health coverage gap clears its first...

    Here's a link to my full story at spokesman.com on the Idaho Health Care Plan, which was introduced this morning in the House Health & Welfare Committee and was the topic of a special hearing this morning in JFAC.

    Idaho News / 21 h. 30 min. ago
  • City to consider widening Eastland DriveCity to consider widening Eastland Drive

    This aerial map provided by the city of Twin Falls shows the scope of the rehabilitation project taking place along Eastland Drive North and Pole Line Road this year....

    Big News Network.com / 1 d. 0 h. 20 min. ago
  • Boise’s infamous Potato Drop helped earn a game show contestant $10,000Boise’s infamous Potato Drop helped earn a game show contestant $10,000

    In an episode of ABC's "Child Support" that aired Friday, contestant Darrell was asked to name which 17-foot replica item is dropped on New Year's Eve in Downtown Boise....

    Big News Network.com / 1 d. 0 h. 20 min. ago
  • Spike in Nez Perce County overdose deathsSpike in Nez Perce County overdose deaths

    LEWISON, Idaho (AP) - Authorities say thirteen people died of a drug overdose in Nez Perce County in northern Idaho, at least double the number of any single year in the past nine years. The Lewiston

    Big News Network.com / 1 d. 0 h. 22 min. ago
  • 64 degrees at SeaTac ties record high for January64 degrees at SeaTac ties record high for January

    SEATAC, Wash. (AP) -- Officials say the temperature in SeaTac Monday has tied a record for highest temperature in January. The National Weather Service in Seattle said on Twitter t

    Big News Network.com / 1 d. 0 h. 53 min. ago
  • Senate committee hears testimony on gun control billsSenate committee hears testimony on gun control bills

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- A couple who survived last year's mass shooting in Las Vegas were among those asking a Senate panel to pass a slate of gun control bills that include measures to

    Big News Network.com / 1 d. 0 h. 53 min. ago
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  • Seattle police investigating woman's death as suspiciousSeattle police investigating woman's death as suspicious

    Seattle Police Department Detective Mark Jamieson says officers responded at 10:15 a.m. Monday to a Lake City residence to check the welfare of someone who lives there....

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  • Price talks further delay Dungeness crab seasonPrice talks further delay Dungeness crab season

    ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) -- The commercial Dungeness crab season had been set to open Monday in most of Oregon and Washington state, but price negotiations and ocean conditions kept boats at home....

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  • A deep dive into the Idaho Health Care Plan...A deep dive into the Idaho Health Care Plan...

    Russ Barron, director of the Idaho Department of Health & Welfare, addresses JFAC on Monday morning, Jan. 15, 2018, along with Deputy Director Lori Wolff, left, and state Insurance Director Dean Cameron, right. Members of the Legislature's joint budget committee took a deep dive into the Idaho Health Care Plan this morning at a special hearing, hearing from state Insurance Director Dean Cameron, Health & Welfare Director Russ Barron, and H&W Deputy Director Lori Wolff.

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  • Idaho's MLK Day ceremony draws big crowd, recalls King's words - The Spokesman-Review (blog)Idaho's MLK Day ceremony draws big crowd, recalls King's words - The Spokesman-Review (blog)

    The Spokesman-Review (blog)Idaho's MLK Day ceremony draws big crowd, recalls King's wordsThe Spokesman-Review (blog)There's a big crowd gathered on all floors of the Capitol rotunda today for Idaho's official Martin Luther King Jr./Idaho Human Rights Day ceremony. Today's ceremony, themed “Find Common Ground,” opened with trumpeting from Boise State University ...Boise marchers observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day | Idaho StatesmanIdaho Statesmanall 3 news articles »

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  • Port of Kingston sells last of SoundRunner ferriesPort of Kingston sells last of SoundRunner ferries

    The Port of Kingston commissioners have voted to sell the former ferry Kingston Express for $250,000 to Pacific Cruises Northwest, a Bellingham company that offers trips in Bellingham Bay an

    Big News Network.com / 1 d. 6 h. 14 min. ago
  • The fastest growing (and shrinking) states: A closer lookThe fastest growing (and shrinking) states: A closer look

    No. 1 for growth: The population of Utah grew by 2.0% in 2016, nearly three times the 0.7% national population growth rate and the fastest pace of any state. Unlike most fast-growing states, the majority of Utah's population increase was due to natural growth.

    Idaho News / 1 d. 9 h. ago
  • Oregon farm breeding ostriches to sell their meatOregon farm breeding ostriches to sell their meat

    Michael Lehman feeds some of the ostriches he uses for breeding stock on his farm in Redmond, Ore., Dec 21. Central Oregon Ostrich is one of only two farms in the Pacific Northwest that raises the ani

    Big News Network.com / 1 d. 12 h. 27 min. ago
  • Minnesota couple starts mushroom farmMinnesota couple starts mushroom farm

    Kalvin Stern poses for a photo Dec. 27 on his property, the Fiddlehead Knob mushroom farm, in LeRoy, Minn. Stern and Rachel Davis, founders and owners of the mushroom farm in rural LeRoy, always dream

    Big News Network.com / 1 d. 12 h. 27 min. ago
  • Bill seeking to raise Idaho's smoking age from 18 to 21 will return to legislatureBill seeking to raise Idaho's smoking age from 18 to 21 will return to legislature

    An advocacy group seeking to raise the smoking age from 18 to 21 is back at the Statehouse this year. "We know that 95 percent of adult smokers start smoking before age 21," Corey Surber, St. Alphonsus Director of Advocacy, said.

    Idaho News / 1 d. 20 h. 35 min. ago
  • Idaho Briefing - January 15Idaho Briefing - January 15

    This is a summary of a few items in the Idaho Weekly Briefing for January 15. Interested in subscribing? Send us a note at stapilus@ridenbaugh.com . The 2018 Idaho legislative session was gaveled to order on January 8, with the normal financial, education and health issues on the table.

    Idaho News / 2 d. 0 h. 59 min. ago
  • Eye on Boise: After legislative drafting error, governor declined to...Eye on Boise: After legislative drafting error, governor declined to...

    Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter delivers his State of the State address inside the house chambers at the state Capitol building, Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, in Boise, Idaho. When lawmakers started delving into the budget proposal that Gov. Butch Otter has made for next year, they got a surprise: Though they passed a bill last year to split a $55 million year-end surplus between the state's rainy-day fund and roadwork, only the rainy-day fund transfer was made.

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  • The week that was...The week that was...

    From left, Betsy Russell, Bryan Clark, host Melissa Davlin, and Cynthia Sewell on Friday's "Idaho Reports" on Idaho Public Television on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018.

    Idaho News / 3 d. 3 h. 6 min. ago
  • Science TrekScience Trek

    Science Trek, hosted by Joan Cartan-Hansen and produced by Idaho Public Television, focuses on a variety of science-related topics. In addition to the television broadcast, Science Trek includes a substantial website with more teacher-vetted, standards-based educational content on each topic.

    Idaho News / 3 d. 7 h. 27 min. ago
  • State treasurer candidate Tom Kealey has already raised nearly $100KState treasurer candidate Tom Kealey has already raised nearly $100K

    GOP Idaho state treasurer candidate Tom Kealey has already filed his campaign finance report for 2017, which isn't due 'til Jan. 31, and he's reporting raising a whopping $97,696. Kealey, who with his wife Joy owns the Chicago Connection Restaurant Group and operates seven Treasure Valley restaurants, is a retired CPA with an MBA from Harvard and an accounting and finance degree from the University of Washington; he recently retired after serving more than 14 years on the Idaho Endowment Fund Investment Board.

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  • Canyon County has high demand for domestic violence servicesCanyon County has high demand for domestic violence services

    This undated photo shows the Advocates Against Family Violence runs the Hope's Door shelter in Caldwell, Idaho, for victims of domestic violence. This undated photo shows the Advocates Against Family Violence runs the Hope's Door shelter in Caldwell, Idaho, for victims of domestic violence.

    Idaho News / 3 d. 16 h. 18 min. ago
  • Ahlquist: $100M promise may not result in Idaho budget cutAhlquist: $100M promise may not result in Idaho budget cut

    Idaho Republican gubernatorial candidate Tommy Ahlquist said this week his campaign promise to cut $100 million in 100 days if elected may not result in a reduction to the state budget. "I am not saying cutting the budget," said Ahlquist during an interview with KLIX on Wednesday.

    Idaho News / 3 d. 20 h. 30 min. ago